Unseen Natives: Saturday antics

 This is my adventure into creating an art installation for the Art in Rural Storefronts project sponsored by The Arts Center of Corvallis. ARS serves regional audiences in Linn and Benton Counties by bringing innovative, thought- provoking art projects to rural communities that lack spaces dedicated to contemporary/non-commercial art.  Three artists  were chosen to participate.  The project is funded in part by the Oregon Arts Commission.

Saturday was more relaxed than previous days. I roped Dave into coming out to help with lighting issues. He got the coveted spot right under the fish!


Before lighting could be completed, I had to readjust the curtain to run parallel with the fish and push the fish closer to the windows. This allowed for a clearer shadow to appear. It still doesn’t show much during the day. Another problem to solve.

After the light was secured, I could finally pull out the clay and start smearing. It felt so good to have fingers in mud again!


Evening shot.


Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

3 thoughts on “Unseen Natives: Saturday antics

  1. I like the picture with Dave the best! That fish is very cool – I love the feeling of movement with all the pieces that make it up. Awesome creative job!

    1. Hi Kevin
      Thanks for your comment. No, I’m not part of that specific project, but it might have helped spur the storefront art projects around the US. Locally, I see many empty windows getting artsy with the help of local guild artists. They have work be displayed for a month and rotate.
      Happy New Year to you!

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